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Drawing a parallel from the rating system most corporates follow for appraisals – Exceeded Expectations / Met Expectations / Just Delivered (Thats an atrocious start but excuse me coz appraisal is round the corner so couldn’t help myself)

I would rate my Saturday afternoon rendezvous with The Madras Players Production as ‘Exceeding Expectations’ easily. The act was the first ever stage adaptation of the immensely popular novel by Chetan Bhagat – Five Point Someone. Evam group was involved in the production and not the the enactment contrary to my prior understanding.

Anyways, the play ran for 2 hours without an intermission. The performances were great with the crowd cheering and whistling away at every opportunity. The soliloquies which were thrown in here and there were delivered effortlessly and effectively.

With hardly any props and minimum stage decoration, it was left to the actors to pull it through and they did graduate with flying colors πŸ˜€

The gathering at the, packed to capacity, Chowdiah Memorial Hall was in for a surprise when it was announced that the author Chetan Bhagat was amongst the audience. πŸ™‚ He walked to the stage and acknowledged the efforts of the director and said that they might stage it across the country in the near future. (So, do not be disheartened if you missed this one).

I doubt if this guy is ever gonna visit my blog but Mr. Sarvesh Sridhar was amazing as Alok. Keep up the good work bro!!

What lay in store for us after the play is another story πŸ™‚ It was a pleasure driving in the downpour that ensued. I missed the doctors appointment owning to that 😦 but made up by devouring steaming hot pakoras at Majj’s place cheering for India. Rain Gods finally saved the “Men in Blue(s)” ass’ πŸ˜€

Written by Sangfroid

July 24, 2007 at 7:30 am

Posted in Bangalore, Theatre

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  1. Sounds good..wish tht I too could hv witnessed the act.Love theatre but hv bin unable to watch it since I moved..


    July 24, 2007 at 9:51 am

  2. Hellos! Even i thought alok was so truly amazing!!!!! and then a friend of mine went on to say, ‘any play with vodka, grass and pink floyd has to be gooood!!’ πŸ˜€ enjoyed every bit of the play!


    July 24, 2007 at 11:08 am

  3. @Sam: There is chance they might perform in other cities as well, so keep your fingers crossed!
    ‘from’ and ‘to’ where did u move, may I ask πŸ™‚

    @Ani: Hi! i would replace the vodka with maybe scotch and it becomes hard to beat πŸ™‚ Anyways, glad that u enjoyed. Keep rocking πŸ™‚


    July 24, 2007 at 7:52 pm

  4. Am currently in Gurgaon, moved from Delhi… not far!! πŸ˜‰


    July 26, 2007 at 2:29 pm

  5. @Sam: hmm … o yes!! theatre must be quite active in Delhi, what with NSD n all πŸ™‚


    July 27, 2007 at 7:56 am

  6. Yeh, thr’s this really cool place called Indian Habitat Centre (IHC), they have plays almost every weekend… plus they have an amazing art gallery with some very good art & photography exhibitions… Ws fun going thr, miss it all!! 😦


    July 27, 2007 at 9:42 am

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